Deyeuxia valida

Deyeuxia valida (Vickery)
C.M.Weiller. Fl. Australia 44a: 385 (2009).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.

Recent synonyms:
D. monticola var. valida.

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of

(as D. sp. A), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2

Perennial. Culms stature robust to moderate, 25–140 cm tall, 2–5 -noded.
Lateral branches simple or branched. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule an eciliate
membrane, membranous, truncate or obtuse. Leaf-blades linear, flat or involute,
5–22 cm long, 1–4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous, indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle 4.5–27.5 cm long.

Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile floret(s), with a barren
rachilla extension, laterally compressed, 5.2–8.5 mm long.

Glumes. Lower
glume lanceolate, 1 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 5–8.5 mm long, 1 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 4.2–6.6 mm long, without keel, 4 -nerved. Lemma apex dentate,
awned. Median (principal) awn dorsal, with a twisted column. Palea apex

: Australasia.

: New South Wales.

New South Wales: Southern Tablelands.

Notes. Endemic. Southern
Tablelands of N.S.W. and A.C.T. Usually on mountain slopes, often on rocky
substrate. Flowers Dec.-Feb. Fruits Mar.

AVH 2011

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith